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Proposed scenic byway through the Ozarks awaiting local approval

A proposed 375-mile-long scenic byway is headed to several communities for public meetings and a vote of approval.  The Scenic Missouri group submitted the proposal, called “Ozark Run,” to the Missouri Department of Transportation,...

Climate adaptation on Mark Twain National Forest

ROLLA — Mark Twain National Forest will continue its climate adaptation and forest restoration processes, with potential boosts from a new national plan.   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a strategy for how the...

MCC approves the purchase of more than 6,000 acres

The Missouri Conservation Commission met Sept. 8 for a budget workshop and closed executive session and Sept. 9 for its regular open meeting.  All were held at the MDC Northeast Regional Office at 3500...

Visitors to Mark Twain National Forest have a lot to celebrate!

August fourth marked the second anniversary of the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). In that time, the USDA Forest Service has selected more than 880 Legacy Restoration Fund projects across the...

MDC reminds people not to feed deer in CWD management counties

St. LOUIS —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking residents who live in Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management counties to help slow the spread and reduce the impact of CWD in Missouri. CWD...

2 sentenced to federal prison for ONSR crimes

VAN BUREN, Mo. — Two felony cases investigated by law enforcement rangers within Ozark National Scenic Riverways resulted in federal prison sentences. On Jan. 5, Jackie Delashmit, 64, of Salem, Mo., pled guilty to...

Bullsnake

Bull snake on burned prairieApril, 2000 One of the longest and heaviest snakes in Missouri is the bullsnake. Bullsnakes can average four to six feet long but may grow upwards to seven, maybe even...

Timber rafting in Missouri

Timber rafting in Checkoslovcka By Len Stagoski  Here is a bit of trivia, but it’s historically significant trivia. Missouri supplied a very significant number of the railroad ties used in the construction of the...